Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

@slbrooks91

associate agent at @jdlitagency // essayist // MMA fighter // mom to one (1) bicycle, one (1) motorcycle, and two (2) rats πŸ€ // she/her πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Minneapolis, MN

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jul 31

Today is the perfect day to remind folks that I would love a picture book, fiction or nonfiction, that celebrates Eid (and all of Ramadan)! I love narrative, educational stories that invite lush illustration. #MSWL

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jul 29

Adult: I'm technically open to it, because who knows what I'll find, but it's a super hard sell. I'm only interested in #ownvoices projects that walk the line of being funny and lighthearted while still adding to a larger sociopolitical conversation.

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jul 29

YA: the MC needs to have a strange interest that teaches me something new. I don't do super heavy (sexual assault, addiction, abuse, suicide), and I like to laugh. Not a good fit for sad w/o humor. Quirky voice gets me every time. I love female friendship/empowerment and spooks.

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jul 29

For MG fiction, my interests fall heavily on the action-adventure scale, especially stories informed by non-western mythology and folklore. Loud and funny is a better fit than quiet and contemplative. In nonfiction, I love topics that kidsβ€”and Iβ€”can geek out about.

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jul 29

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91

If you're thinking of querying me but don't know if your project is a fit, here's some #MSWL framing that should help:

For PB, I want 1) content that looks seriously at sociopolitical realities that kids face, ultimately ending with empowerment and hope, 2) stories that teach readers about a new place and/or culture, 3) nonfiction that delights and inspires. Only interested in #ownvoices.

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jun 21

Finally watched Birds of Prey last night, and I cannot express to you how much a vigilante girl gang is Extremely My Shit. Please, PLEASE #MSWL

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jun 7

My actual ultimate #MSWL is a YA fictionalized story of Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroffβ€”two female world class MMA fighters who meet and fall in love and become the sport’s #couplegoals.

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jun 6

All right, I’m putting my stake in the ground. I want your #own #poc YA protest meet-cutes. I want them all. #MSWL

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · May 22

Currently obsessively consuming JINXED by Amy McCulloch, and not that I didn’t know it before, but it’s reiterating just how badly I want a MG STEM with a super smart badass girl MC. Adorable robots are a plus. Please and thank you. #MSWL

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · May 11

On the subject of #MSWL, I’d love some MG horror with a creepy setting a la Sunnyvale or Derry, where the spooks happens because of where they are. Something with series potential.

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · May 11

I’m really itching for some MG manuscripts that take me on an adventure, especially #own ones about non-Western places and cultures. I love mythology and folklore and spooks and puzzles, and I’m a sucker for a snarky narrator. If this is your book, please send my way! #MSWL

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Apr 29

Here I was thinking I’d just watch an episode or two of @neverhaveiever. Let me tell you, I had to force myself to go to bed after an easy seven episodes last night.

If your book comps to this show, send it to me ASAP.

#mswl

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Mar 3

Coming in late (but hot): February’s #readinglist:
- Misery
- Red, White & Royal Blue *
- The Department of Sensitive Crimes
- Nothing to See Here *
- Catfishing on Catnet
- How to Survive a Horror Movie
- On the Come Up *

* #MSWL

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jan 28

#MSWL: I’m usually not open to picture books I don’t solicit, but I’d love to see something celebrating holidays we don’t have many picture books about. Ones that aren’t currently served in publishing written by #own authors. So if you’ve got it, send it my way.

Savannah Brooks πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ @slbrooks91 · Jan 1

Been slowly making my way through the Rick Riordan presents lineup, and sweet peaches (see what I did there?), these books are so good. I’m very much so looking for an MG action/adventure global mythology standalone or series. VERY MUCH SO. #MSWL